Oak Cliff’s Notable Locals Celebrated in New Book

Three local authors team up to honor legendary residents in new book complete with extraordinary, vintage images
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Aug. 19, 2013 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Legendary Locals series is Legendary Locals of Oak Cliff from authors Alan C. Elliott, Patricia K. Summey and Gayla Brooks. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images of the places and peoples that make Oak Cliff legendary.

Since its earliest days, Oak Cliff, a rolling, tree-covered section of Dallas, has generated outstanding personalities in all fields of American society and business and continues to do so today. In a high school history class, future US Speaker of the House Jim Wright caught his political vision; two years later, future Olympic champion and LPGA founder Babe Didrikson began her training at Lake Cliff Park. The legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan, along with contemporaries Michael Martin Murphy and Ray Wylie Hubbard, began his music career in Oak Cliff, while sports legends like Jerry Rhome and Harvey Martin paid their dues on local fields of play. Hollywood successes Belita Moreno and Stephen Tobolowsky first trained in their high school drama classes, decades after pioneer Oak Cliff girl Sarah Horton Cockrell became Dallas’s first millionaire. Although a presidential assassin once lived in the community, two of America’s largest mega-churches now call Oak Cliff home, as did the “Father of the Texas Sesquicentennial.”

Legendary Locals of Oak Cliff highlights the people that define the community by showcasing vintage images and scenes of days gone by.  

Highlights of Legendary Locals of Oak Cliff:
•   Showcases the rich heritage of active citizens that have contributed their time and efforts on local, state and even national causes to make this region viable
•   Includes business leaders, cultural leaders, medical leaders, military leaders, political leaders, sports leaders and community founders and leaders

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.  

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com/
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